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Fire destroys organ, shatters stained glass at Nantes cathedral in France

18 Jul 2020

NANTES, France A fire in the 15th century cathedral in the western French city of Nantes blew out stained glass windows and destroyed the grand organ on Saturday, and officials said they suspected arson. | Video

Dead dolphins wash up on France's shores in record numbers

26 Jun 2020

CANCALE, France Dead dolphins are washing up on France's Atlantic coast in such high numbers that local populations of the mammals are at risk, marine biologists say. | Video

Last A380 convoy in French village spells end of an aviation era

18 Jun 2020

LEVIGNAC, France The last convoy of outsize parts for the world's largest airliner crawled towards an assembly plant in southwest France late Wednesday, applauded by residents and production workers as Europe's Airbus prepares to build the last A380 superjumbo.

Midnight cowboy steak: French restaurant re-opens after lockdown

02 Jun 2020

NANTES, France The steak restaurant that Jean-Pierre Le Bot co-owns in the French city of Nantes had been shut for 11 weeks, so when officials gave the go-ahead for it to open on Tuesday, he was not going to wait a moment longer than needed.

Renault factory worker spared layoffs - for now

29 May 2020

CAUDAN, France Giovanni Pili, a worker at a Renault factory in France, was on Friday savouring the fact that he was not laid off in a global shakeup at the carmaker, and trying not to think too much about the uncertain future facing his plant, and his industry.

Canada's Trudeau, in election fight, says he needs voter support to stand up to Trump

15 Oct 2019

WINDSOR, Ontario Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who looks set to lose his parliamentary majority after an Oct. 21 election, said on Monday he needed a strong government to keep standing up to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Canada's Trudeau vows to forge ahead with campaign after security threat

14 Oct 2019

TORONTO Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday that he will not change the way he is campaigning ahead of the Oct. 21 federal election after a security threat forced him to wear a bulletproof vest at a campaign rally on Saturday. | Video

Canada's Trudeau dons bulletproof vest for campaign event, CBC cites threat

13 Oct 2019

MISSISSAUGA, Toronto Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau donned a bulletproof vest for an election campaign rally on Saturday, a Reuters eyewitness said, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. cited sources saying a security threat had been received.

French farmer finds happiness in life before machines

15 Feb 2018

RIEC-SUR-BELON, France When farm machinery revolutionized French agriculture in the years after World War Two, a young Jean-Bernard Huon turned his back on the new technology.

Identifying victims of French bus crash to take weeks

25 Oct 2015

PUISSEGUIN, France French investigators at the scene of a crash involving a truck and a coach carrying elderly day-trippers that killed at least 43 people said on Saturday that identifying the victims of France's worst road accident in decades could take weeks. | Video

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